BENGALURU, June 28: No private hospital or medical establishment in Karnataka can turn away or deny treatment to Covid patients, said a top official on Sunday.
"Private medical establishments in the state shall not deny, refuse or avoid treatment to patients with Covid and Covid like symptoms," ordered Chief Secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar.
Bhaskar highlighted that the government took note of some private medical establishments in the state refusing treatment to Covid patients.
According to the chief secretary, such refusals amount to violating Section 11 of the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment Act, 2017, which mandates that every private medical establishment should actively participate in the implementation of all national and state health programmes. � IANS